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    Platoon Leader

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...ic.php?t=35774

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    What do people think? Is there room for this in the Irish Defence Forces. Could IMO be used.... without compromising military security?

    Any suggestions?

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    I reckon it will be next week before people finish reading the post...
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    Definitely in there in the running for prize of longest post of the century.

    Maybe a chapter of War and Peace next? :-)

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    A week might take a bit longer than that

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    Its worth the read

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    Naah...


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Bullet Points Of What Its About Please Docman
    It is only by contemplation of the incompetent that we can appreciate the difficulties and accomplishments of the competent.

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    I'm on chapter 2, how's everyone else doing?
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    - Sir Winston Churchill, Speech Nov. 1954.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish
    Naah...
    Closed minds are great alright

    Looks interesting, just a pain in the arse in its current format....cutting & pasting to a word document might be more user-friendly.
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    For those of us who don't have the time- bullit points please?
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    sounds interesting but i only got half way through before givin up... sorry

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    Basically it tells the story of how an american soldier used to internet to network with other soldiers and discuss ideas, such as lessons, tips learned on exercises etc.

    It took two months to track down Lieutenant Colonel Chris Hughes, who by then had been rotated home. He called from his father’s house, in Red Oak, Iowa, en route to study at the Army War College, in Pennsylvania. I wanted to know who had taught him to tame a crowd by pointing his rifle muzzle down and having his men kneel. Were those gestures peculiar to Iraq? To Islam? My questions barely made sense to Hughes. In an unassuming, persistent Iowa tone, he assured me that nobody had prepared him for an angry crowd in an Arab country, much less the tribal complexities of Najaf. Army officers learn in a general way to use a helicopter’s rotor wash to drive away a crowd, he explained. Or they fire warning shots. “Problem with that is, the next thing you have to do is shoot them in the chest.” Hughes had been trying that day to get in touch with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a delicate task that the Army considered politically crucial. American gunfire would have made it impossible. The Iraqis already felt that the Americans were disrespecting their mosque. The obvious solution, to Hughes, was a gesture of respect.

    Hughes made it sound obvious, but, shortly before the Americans invaded Iraq, the Army had concluded that its officers lacked the ability to do precisely what he did: innovate and think creatively. In 2000, the new Army Chief of Staff, General Eric Shinseki, was determined to shake up the Army and suspected that about half of a soldier’s training was meaningless and “non-essential.” The job of figuring out which half went to Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Wong (retired), a research professor of military strategy at the Army War College. At forty-five, Wong is handsome and voluble, with the air of a man who makes his living prodding the comfortable. Wong found that the problem was not “bogus” training exercises but worthwhile training being handled in such a way as to stifle fresh thinking. The Army had so loaded training schedules with doctrinaire requirements and standardized procedures that unit commanders had no time—or need—to think for themselves. The service was encouraging “reactive instead of proactive thought, compliance instead of creativity, and adherence instead of audacity,” Wong wrote in his report. As one captain put it to him, “They’re giving me the egg and telling me how to suck it.”
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    A tips for on the ground thread would be good, but I'm sure its been done before.
    It is only by contemplation of the incompetent that we can appreciate the difficulties and accomplishments of the competent.

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    Are you proposing to have manuals available to download or just general information?

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    No. More of a Q&A thing.
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    How does this differ from the discussion board?

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    manuals would be great!! would it
    be possable to get restricted passwords
    and usernames of CO'S to keep
    security tight??

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    I rest my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice19524
    manuals would be great!! would it
    be possable to get restricted passwords
    and usernames of CO'S to keep
    security tight??
    No this is not possible.
    If your not in bed by 4 o' clock it's time to go home!

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    Would be nice though.

    Still trying to get my mitts on tm 201.

    Anyone want to help a fellow comarde out

    EH ? EH? :wink:
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    The only people who need manuals are officers and NCO's...nobody else.
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    Ah Joker.

    Heard of active learning?
    Take these men and women for your example.
    Like them, remember that posterity can only
    be for the free; that freedom is the sure
    possession of those who have the
    courage to defend it.
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    ***************
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    Im an NCO i've never even seen a manual!
    Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco
    Im an NCO i've never even seen a manual!
    You shouldn't be teaching lessons without having these to refer to. Next point, have you
    asked for manuals.......

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